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ExxonMobil

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“The world is off track to meet its climate goals and the public is to blame”


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As the world’s largest investor-owned oil company, ExxonMobil is among the top contributors to global planet-heating greenhouse gas emissions. Last week, the Chief executive of Exxon, Darren Woods argued in an interview that big oil is not primarily responsible for the climate crisis and the public need to pay the price.

“It’s like a drug lord blaming everyone but himself for drug problems,” a climate economist at Columbia Business School.

“I hate to tell you, but you’re the chief executive of the largest publicly traded oil company, you have influence, you make decisions that matter. Exxon are at the mercy of markets but they are also shaping them, they are shaping policy. So no, you can’t blame the public for the failure to fix climate change.”

Exxon’s downplay of its role in the climate crisis is not new. Their own scientist predicted the climate crisis decades ago and already publicly downplayed the dangers for many years. Now when the dangers are not deniable, they start to deny the responsibility and blame the public. 🤬🤬

They spend billions trying to lobby the legislation and influence public opinion to spread disinformation. Not only that, they even start suing the activist shareholders who push Exxon to take up stricter environmental standards. 😡😡

Stop denying! Stop lobbying! Take your responsibility!



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  • CHRIS NGATIA

    5 w

    This is completely absurd!! When will companies like ExxonMobil realize that they are doing harm to the environment and everyone in it

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    • Monika Hofmann-Hagen

      5 w

      While ExxonMobil makes enormous profits, civil society has to pay for the damage. When will they finally be held accountable?

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      • George Kariuki

        5 w

        The public isn't the problem, Exxon! You are! #HoldOilGiantsAccountable #TimeForChange We need solutions, not excuses!

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        • Chris Ndungu

          5 w

          Where are public coming from surely? When these people want to make huge money by jeopardizing the climate, are people responsible for the dangers course? They should feel shame by accusing public.

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          • Markus Lutteman

            6 w

            This is absurdity on a whole new level.

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            • johnte ndeto

              6 w

              When money is prioritised over serious matters as climate it really scares me of what to expect when reality hit

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              • Kevin

                6 w

                Exxon mobil needs to keep receiving such fiery pressure so it can adopt to cleaner fuels and divest from fossil ones.

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                • Felix mokaya

                  6 w

                  Companies like ExxonMobil should be totally banned . ExxonMobil has always been a great contributor to climate change effects facing the world .We are past the use of fossil fuel ,companies which still invest on fossil fuel should be ashamed of themselves

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                  • Elizabeth Gathigia

                    6 w

                    This is insane, how is the public to be blamed? These oil companies are the one to blamed all they ever cared about is the profit

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                    • Joseph Githinji

                      6 w

                      @elizbeth_gathigia True, they should take responsibility of their actions and purpose to change.

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                    • Thomas Tienso

                      6 w

                      Public pressure is an important tool. And be open (talk) that these people want to earn more money and that they are willing to let the entire world pay the consequences for that.

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                      • Joseph Githinji

                        6 w

                        @thomas_tienso it is saddening to see people making profits at the expense of climate wellness.

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                      • Joseph Githinji

                        6 w

                        This sounds absurd, how can he blame the public when @ExxonMobil is a major contributor to climate change effects facing the globe. In as much as dealing with climate crisis is a collective responsibility, he should start doing the right thing himself and stop pointing fingers.

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                        • Munene Mugambi

                          6 w

                          We cannot continue relying on fossil fuels and companies like ExxonMobil are hurting the planet and the people. We have to stop them

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                          • Joseph Githinji

                            6 w

                            @munene_mugambi I agree with you, this investment in fossil fuels must be stopped and airtime given to this leaders denied.

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